The daughter of French first lady Brigitte Macron has hinted that she may have ambitions to get involved in politics and told a French publication that she meets frequently with government ministers to give them advice.
Tiphaine Auzière, 36, was just ten years old when her mother, then an acting teacher at the school she attended, met 17-year-old student and future French President Emmanuel Macron, who was to become her stepfather.
Now, after the death of her very private father André-Louis Auzière (69) in December, the lawyer has taken her own place in the limelight and given an interview to Paris Match.
She told the publication how in her stepfather's party, La République en Marche, for which she is an activist, she often reached out to ministers to introduce them to her latest projects – sometimes even her own advice on politics.
Tiphaine Auzière, 36, was just ten years old when her mother, Brigitte Macron, 67, met Emmanuel Macron, then 17
But added that she would not live by the rules of the Élysée and told the publication: "I act and inform according to them."
Ms. Auzière, who admitted during the interview that she called her stepfather President Macron "the UFO" when he started dating her mother, added that his reputation as "leader of the rich" did not hurt her as "people not". I don't know what he did. & # 39;
Ms Auzière, who lives in Calais, told how she had traveled to Paris to discuss legal policy with the Minister of Justice, Éric Dupond-Moretti.
Brigitte at her wedding to André-Louis Auzière, Taphaine's father, in June 1974. He died in December last year at the age of 69
Brigitte Macron and her daughters Laurence Auziere and Tiphaine Auziere take part in the rally of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in April 2017
She said: "Among other things, we talked about accompanying victims, reforming the prison and reintegration."
The activist has been involved in tackling local issues, including fighting domestic violence, ending classroom closures and campaigning against a wind farm, wrote Paris March, but Ms. Auzière claims she is just a "committed citizen" and not a future one Politician.
Even so, she suggested that her rising profile had still raised the alarm for her mother, Ms. Macron, 67, who is 24 years older than her husband.
This isn't the first time the mother of two has begun speculation that she might want to be part of her stepfather's government in a Trump dynasty-style affair.
Macron (pictured as a teenager) was in Brigitte's literature class and attended the theater workshop she was teaching at a Catholic high school in Amiens
Brigitte (pictured in the 1990s) saw her acting student with Macron, then 17, and told her he would one day marry her
The same rumors came up – when she opened a private sixth grade college in Paris.
With an annual fee of € 9,500, their involvement in the project meant that President Macron had turned his back on state education.
The school was then tarnished with allegations that its co-founder Christophe Cadet, an educator, was involved in relationships with male students from another school and had ties to Catholic fundamentalists – and who denies the rumors, The Times reports.
When Ms Auzière spoke about her late father, whose death was announced yesterday, she said to Paris March: “I adored him. He was different, a nonconformist who wanted his anonymity more than anything. & # 39;
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